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Guinness judge declares the world's longest baguette at 400 feet at Milan Expo

  • French and Italian bakers show a note reading 120 meters, at Expo 2015, in Rho, near Milan, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. A judge from the Guinness World Record Judge has certified a 122-meter -long (400-foot-long) baguette baked at the Milan Expo 2015 World's Fair as the longest in the world. The Italian maker of Nutella, Ferrero, backed the enterprise to beat the 111-meter record held by a French supermarket chain. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    French and Italian bakers show a note reading 120 meters, at Expo 2015, in Rho, near Milan, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. A judge from the Guinness World Record Judge has certified a 122-meter -long (400-foot-long) baguette baked at the Milan Expo 2015 World's Fair as the longest in the world. The Italian maker of Nutella, Ferrero, backed the enterprise to beat the 111-meter record held by a French supermarket chain. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bakers smear a record long baguette with Nutella at the Expo 2015 world's fair, in Rho, near Milan, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. A judge from Guinness World Records has certified a 122-meter -long (400-foot-long) baguette baked at the Milan Expo 2015 World's Fair as the longest in the world. The Italian maker of Nutella, Ferrero, backed the enterprise to beat the 111-meter record held by a French supermarket chain. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    Bakers smear a record long baguette with Nutella at the Expo 2015 world's fair, in Rho, near Milan, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. A judge from Guinness World Records has certified a 122-meter -long (400-foot-long) baguette baked at the Milan Expo 2015 World's Fair as the longest in the world. The Italian maker of Nutella, Ferrero, backed the enterprise to beat the 111-meter record held by a French supermarket chain. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)  (The Associated Press)

  • French and Italian bakers pose after baking the longest baguette in the world, at the Expo 2015 world's fair, in Rho, near Milan, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. A judge from Guinness World Records has certified a 122-meter -long (400-foot-long) baguette baked at the Milan Expo 2015 World's Fair as the longest in the world. The Italian maker of Nutella, Ferrero, backed the enterprise to beat the 111-meter record held by a French supermarket chain. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    French and Italian bakers pose after baking the longest baguette in the world, at the Expo 2015 world's fair, in Rho, near Milan, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. A judge from Guinness World Records has certified a 122-meter -long (400-foot-long) baguette baked at the Milan Expo 2015 World's Fair as the longest in the world. The Italian maker of Nutella, Ferrero, backed the enterprise to beat the 111-meter record held by a French supermarket chain. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)  (The Associated Press)

A judge from Guinness World Records has certified a 122-meter-long (400-foot-long) baguette baked at the Milan Expo 2015 World's Fair as the longest in the world.

Some 60 French and Italian bakers worked nearly seven hours Sunday to bake the French bread characterized by its soft middle and crusty exterior, methodically rolling a portable oven along the length of the doughy preparation.

The Italian maker of Nutella, Ferrero, backed the enterprise to beat the 111-meter (364-foot) record held by a French supermarket chain.

The baguette was then being cut and smeared with Nutella to share with the hundreds of Expo goers who witnessed the record.

It was at least the fourth world record declared during Expo, including the longest pizza at 1.5954 kilometers, or nearly a mile long.